Getting a referral to an ophthalmologist specialising in DMO treatment is the first step on your journey to dealing with your condition. There a number of referral routes to this doctor, which typically come via an optometrist, endocrinologist / diabetologist (a diabetes expert), ophthalmologist or GP. Depending on which clinic you visit, referral, diagnosis and initial treatment may all be part of the same, or separate, appointments.
Take all important information with you to your appointment, including:
Be ready to discuss your diabetes history, your blood glucose control and any visual problems you have been experiencing.
Understand where you are and what you need to do
Use our checklists to prepare for appointments
See what most DMO patients want to know about
An easy-to-understand guide to the medical terms
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Date of preparation - October 2019 | Item code number - PP-EYL-AU-0010-1